Oh-oh. I just checked the blog to see who might have forgotten to post today and whoops – it was me. For some reason, I had marked myself down for the 21st.
So sorry. Let’s call it ‘life’ got in the way. It’s been a couple of busy weeks for me.
First I had AA’s of Joes’ book – Last Man Standing (here’s the first peek of the new cover btw) that needed to be reviewed and shipped back to my publisher for final review. Then we babysat the grandkids for several days – now that’s a story in itself but here they are, buried in a pile of leaves grampa raked up for them.
Before that, however, I took a quick ‘girlfriend’s trip to Galena, Illinois. Many of my ‘girls’ trips involve extensive travel. We’ve been to Italy, Spain, Morocco, Australia, New Zealand, hiked the Grand Canyon … the list goes on. But this trip was low key and a very welcome departure from a hectic trip schedule. We drove around and looked at the beautiful fall leaves, we shopped, did wine tasting at a local winery and hiked around this gorgeous little lake.
But most of all, we ate, we drank a little wine, we laughed and played games.
There is something soul-lifting about getting away with the girls to hang out in your pj’s, forget about the hair and make-up, stuff your face on things that aren’t good for you, and just forget about work and family issues. No guys, no kids, no pets, no one needing your attention.
Speaking of pets – just had to share this photo of Buddy – a pet who demands a LOT of attention.
This bunch of women loves to laugh – at themselves and at each other – which is wonderful. We have a ton of games we like to play. Our favorite card games are Hearts and Spades. We also like to play Farkle, Liar’s dice, Boggle, and Catch Phrase.
Do you ever get the opportunity to take a quick get away with your buddies? If so, what do you like to do? What are some of your most memorable trips?